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    Sir William Napier. The Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James Napier. London: John Murray, 1857. From the Library of Glenn Ford.

    First edition. Four octavo volumes. vii, 482; vii, 458; viii, 482; vii, 432 pages. Engraved frontispiece in each volume. Fold-out map bound in back of volume two.

    Contemporary quarter leather binding with marbled paper over boards. Titles stamped in gilt on a morocco label on the spine. Five raised bands on the spine of each volume. Marbled boards scuffed with additional wear to the corners and joints. Spine scuffed and chipped at the ends. Preliminary pages of each volume with moderate foxing, otherwise the contents are still bright. A very good set.

    Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853) was a British general who served as commander in chief of British forces in India. During the first Anglo-Afghan War he led a successful campaign resulting in the capture of Sindh province in what is now Pakistan. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.


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